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5 Simple Greener Home Upgrades

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If you’re one of the many homeowners who want to do their part and better the environment, there are a variety of ways in which you can make your home greener. Going green can be as simple as altering a few of your daily habits and making a few simple home upgrades. Gathered are 5 ways in which you can live a little greener:

  1. Did you know that old incandescent light bulbs could be wasting tons of energy each day? The quick and simple switch to more energy efficient light bulbs, such as light emitting diode (LED) bulbs or compact fluorescent light bulbs can make a big difference. These light bulbs will not only be more energy conscious, but they’ll also last longer.
  2. When you have gaps in the weather stripping of your home, you’re allowing heat and air from your HVAC system to slip through the cracks. To better utilize the air and heat emitted from these systems, re-caulk and add weather stripping to any gaps or cracks in your doors and windows.
  3. Rather than purchasing bottled water from the store, you can install a sink water-filtration system. This will allow you to drink clean water without having to waste plastic bottles that are harmful to the environment.
  4. The switch to a programmable thermostat is extremely important, as it controls temperatures in a way that saves energy.
  5. Any old appliances in your home are wasting energy upon each use. To combat this issue, replace as many appliances as you can with energy-efficient models. For example, new dishwashers that have energy-efficient functions will measure the appropriate amount of water to wash a load of dishes.

Contact VantagePlus Insurance in Alhambra for all of your California homeowners’ insurance needs. We can help insure your green renovations to the fullest so that your home is receiving optimal protection.

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